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NY - Budget Fellow - #19-21

  • 1.  NY - Budget Fellow - #19-21

    Posted 6 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 6 days ago
    NYS DIVISION OF THE BUDGET
    BUDGET FELLOW VACANCY
    Education Unit
    Vacancy Notice #19-21
    School Aid Team

     

    DIVISION OVERVIEW:

    For more than 80 years, the New York State Division of the Budget has been the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, developing, negotiating and implementing one of the largest government budgets in the country.  Encompassing criminal justice, economic development, education, energy, environment, healthcare, homeland security, housing, human services, mental health, transportation, and other public policy areas, work at the Division of the Budget is high-impact public service.  The Division is synonymous with challenge, opportunity, responsibility, and quality.

    We are located in Albany, which has grown over the past four centuries from a small Dutch settlement on the Hudson River to New York State's capital city in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. The State Capitol– the historic centerpiece of New York State – is home to the Budget Division.

    The Division's budget examination staff must be able to demonstrate clear thinking, strong writing, and insightful analysis, all in a fast-paced environment.   In developing, negotiating, and implementing the annual Executive Budget, budget examiners:

    • Analyze State agency fiscal operations.
    • Develop budgetary and policy recommendations.
    • Evaluate proposed legislation.
    • Negotiate with legislative staff.
    • Monitor revenue and expenditures.
    • Manage Federal, state and local government relations.

     POSITION OVERVIEW:

    The Education Unit is recruiting a highly motivated individual to be part of the section responsible for budgeting the $28 billion School Aid program, the main source of State support for public elementary and secondary schools.

    Responsibilities of the Budget Fellow for the School Aid Team would include, but are not limited to:

    • Analysis of the funding level and distribution of School Aid;
    • Development of policy and fiscal recommendations for the Executive Budget;
    • Evaluation of school district finances, including property taxes, spending and budgets, as well as Federal education funding;
    • Analysis of policy issues such as student performance, school construction, pupil transportation, local mandate relief and school district efficiency;
    • Review of proposed legislation;
    • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of education initiatives; and
    • Monitoring State spending on education and updating the State's Financial Plan.

    This position will provide broad-based experience in all aspects of elementary and secondary education finance, as well as the opportunity to work within a politically sensitive and highly visible atmosphere. The successful candidate will interact with staff from the State Education Department, other State agencies, the Legislature and education advocacy groups

    QUALIFICATIONS & SALARY:

    When filling budget examination positions, the Division looks for candidates who have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as outstanding written and oral communication abilities.  College graduates new to New York State government may apply to join our ranks as Budget Fellows.  Experienced New York State government staff may be eligible for our Budget Examiner title series.

    Budget Fellow I: $47,900. A Bachelor's degree. Advances to Budget Fellow II after one (1) year of satisfactory service.

    Budget Fellow II: $52,451. A Master's degree in public administration, economics, business administration, public policy, public affairs or a closely related administrative or managerial field; or, a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of professional work experience including one (1) year in a directly-related policy area or one (1) year in public administration. Advances to Budget Fellow III after one year of satisfactory service.

    Budget Fellow III:  $56,745. A Doctoral degree as specified for a Budget Fellow II; or a Master's degree as specified for Budget Fellow II and one (1) year of professional budgeting experience within a governmental jurisdiction; or, a Master's degree in any field and two (2) years of professional work experience including one (1) year in a directly-related policy area or in public administration; or, a Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of professional work experience including one (1) year in a directly-related policy area or in public administration. Eligible for annual salary increases based on performance.

    Experienced New York State government staff may be eligible for our Budget Examiner title series.

    HOW TO APPLY:     

    To be considered for this or future positions with the Budget Division, please complete the Online Employment Application. Applications are held in the Division's resume database for six months, after which candidates may reapply to be considered for future opportunities. When applying, please select "NASBO" in the "How did you hear?" section.

    If you have a disability and require assistance in applying for employment with the New York State Division of the Budget, or if you have any questions about working for the Division, please contact personnel@budget.ny.gov.

    Contact Info:

    Human Resources Office

    NYS Division of the Budget

    State Capitol

    Albany, NY 12224

    personnel@budget.ny.gov

     



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    Human Resources Office
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    Albany NY
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